Definition of Familism

1. n. The tenets of the Familists.



Definition of Familism

1. Noun. A form of social structure in which the needs of the family as a group are more important than the needs of any individual family member. ¹

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Definition of Familism

1. a social structure in which the family takes precedence over the individual [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Familism

familiarize
familiarized
familiarizer
familiarizers
familiarizes
familiarizing
familiarly
familiarness
familiarnesses
familiars
familiary
familicidal
familicide
familicides
families
familism (current term)
familisms
familist
familisteries
familistery
familistic
familistical
famils
family-size
family Acanthaceae
family Acanthisittidae
family Acanthuridae
family Acaridae
family Accipitridae

Literary usage of Familism

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1. The Library of American Biography by Jared Sparks (1847)
"—Antinomianism and familism. — Revelations. — Political Influences. — Governor Vane and Reverend John Wheelwright her Friends. — The Effects produced by her ..."

2. A Social History of the American Family from Colonial Times to the Present by Arthur Wallace Calhoun (1919)
"... AND familism Correlate with the democratic consequences of pioneer economics as registered in the waning of autocracy in church and state and the rise ..."

3. Hispanics and the Future of America by Marta Tienda, Faith Mitchell (2006)
"A similar but somewhat weaker pattern of declining familism across generations is shown for Puerto Ricans, but the evidence is considerably more mixed for ..."

4. The City: Urban Communities and Their Problems by Alan S. Berger (1978)
"The image of suburban familism focuses on (1) more married couples having ... Employment may also influence familism. Because men are more likely than women ..."

5. Multiple Origins, Uncertain Destinies: Hispanics And the American Future by Marta Tienda, Faith Mitchell (2006)
"One possible explanation for this is that high levels of immigration, buttressed by residential segregation, help preserve Mexican familism in the face of ..."

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